South Africa will rest first-choice spinner Imran Tahir for the five-match one-day international series in Sri Lanka starting next month as they assess their slow-bowling options ahead of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Imran Tahir, born in Pakistan, has a family in Lahore and visits the country every year. The three T20I-match series, to be played on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday in Lahore, is the first major series in Pakistan in eight years.
Imran Tahir said, "I had to undergo a very unfortunate situation in the Pakistani consulate, Birmingham. I had visited the consulate to secure visas with my family members. But I had to wait for five long hours and then was expelled as the office hours were over."